Re: [CR]72 Paramount 'PeakBagger' - done !

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From: "Rodney Kugizaki" <kugi@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]72 Paramount 'PeakBagger' - done !
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:05:26 -0700
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


For those knowledgeable, a couple of questions re. the Angeles Crest ride

- are there places on the way to get water? - seems like around 5000 feet of climbing in 20 miles or so - is this correct and is it fairly constant? - what should one expect as far as temperature?

Thanks, Rodney Kugizaki Tucson, AZ

On Sep 3, 2007, at 11:46 PM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Hope to see the Peak Bagger (funny take off of the Japanese "Pass
> Hunter") in action on the Angeles Crest / Mount Wilson ride on
> Friday, September 21, Rich. Last year this ride was very popular
> with the people that rode it. Starts at 750 ft. and climbs to 5750
> ft. Mt. Wilson and about 50 mile round trip.
>
> Ride view:
> http://www.calflora.net/wildplaces/images/scenery2.jpg
>
> Angeles Crest:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angeles_Crest_Highway
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA USA
>
>
> On Sep 3, 2007, at 9:49 PM, Rich Pinder wrote:
>
>> Finally - it took me since March 2005, but with ALL the great help
>> from you on the list, my Paramount is indeed on the road. Today I
>> took a quick ride up and over Sepulveda Blvd, to have coffee down
>> in Manhattan Beach. All checked out fine (well, I will need to
>> fix those darn squeeling side pull campy brakes!)
>>
>> I had so much good guidance - a few notables; Charles pointed me
>> to these super nice 28mm sewups, called the Challenge Paris
>> Roubaix - [JUST noticed Yellow Jersey now says theyre
>> discontinued !]. Wes told me the right way to mount barend
>> shifters (involving pipe cutters!). And thanks again to Tom for
>> getting us the leather bar wrapping - note the RED dyed versions
>> in the pics below.
>>
>> I was motivated to mount that Stronglight triple because I wanted
>> something I could use on our local 'Mt Baldy Climb' ride, which
>> seems to occur in the fall or early winter. The fatty sewups were
>> also targeted for that ride, because on the hair raising descent
>> down the fast (and busy!) mountain road, there are numerous
>> asphalt 'cracks' that are kind of interesting at high speed !
>>
>> For the 'Wish list' - wouldn't it be cool if Honjo made their
>> 'smooth' fenders...but in a 32mm 'Shorty' version ???
>>
>> Thanks again
>>
>> Pics:
>> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Paramount72.html
>> Baldy climb:
>> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Baldy05.html
>>
>> Rich 'Paramount' Pinder
>> Van Nuys, CA